Plenty of programs stress the importance of talking to teenagers about the dangers of drug misuse. But who’s talking to seniors?
It’s the ultimate irony: these remedies save lives, but also have the potential to sicken or even kill those who may most need the treatment. Oftentimes, medication management is a difficult subject to broach or to face because it is so personal.
There are plenty of questions to ask to help determine whether you or an aging loved one could be at risk, from “Do you know why you are taking this medication and how it’s supposed to help you?” to “How do you manage to keep track of all those pills?”The Let’s Talk about Rx℠ program could help identify potential risks and provides tips to help seniors avoid dangerous medication mistakes.